The Birthday Cake Croissant @ Union Fare NYC

Rainbow or cake-flavored anything is a guaranteed win in NYC, but typically at the expense of taste. The Birthday Cake Croissant from Union Fare, however, not only maintains the integrity of its flaky pastry namesake, but launches it to a dessert-like level of richness.

Filled with cake cream – pastry cream lightened with whipped cream (+ sprinkles, of course) –and dusted with pulverized sprinkles, this unique rainbow explosion is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Of note, the cookies ‘n cream, matcha, and crème brulee croissant variations are also worth a try — as is their dinner menu!